The end of Netflix’s Lucifer has finally come. Season 6 debuted on Sept.10 and brought an emotional conclusion to the main characters, and had fans reaching for the tissue box. The series’s trailer only gave a small tease of the grander picture as everyone came to their own resolutions and overcame their guilt and fears. Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German) come face to face with the inevitable as Rory (Brianna Hildebrand) pushes them to a truth they never expected. Lucifer’s story takes a new turn that only begins the rest of his destined journey as well as for the people he loves.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about Lucifer Season 6 finale.]
Lucifer and Rory develop the bond they never had
A big storyline for season 6 is the arrival of Rory. Rory was initially believed to be Lucifer’s youngest sibling but is far from it. In reality, Rory is Lucifer and Chloe’s daughter from the future. Lucifer disappeared before she was born, and Rory resented him all her life. In the future, when Chloe passes away of old age 20 years later, Lucifer is not there for Rory. It leads her to a burning rage that forces her to self-manifest time travel.
As the season progresses, Lucifer can not fathom that he abandoned his own daughter. He and Rory do not see eye to eye, only leading Rory to hate him more. But at some point, Lucifer faces the inevitable and has Rory confront her anger at him. He even has her shoot him and stops his self-healing process to prove he cares. In the final episode, Rory understands Chloe and Lucifer’s true love, and her father would have never abandoned her willingly.
Rory breaks her time loop once realizing why Chloe never told her the truth of why Lucifer left. Rory’s anger and resentment were meant to happen so she could go back in time and help Lucifer realize his true purpose. Rory leaves having healed and becoming a better person and having experienced Lucifer’s love and devotion for the people around him.
Lucifer realizes what he is meant to do and true purpose
The arrival of Rory pushed Lucifer’s story to uncover who he is truly meant to be. Despite having won the battle to become God, the ruler of hell was never meant to take the throne. The final episode proves Lucifer has a different purpose. Lucifer previously helped Dan (Kevin Alejandro) find the root of his guilt that created his hell loop and trapped him as a bodyless soul. It was the fear that Dan was not a good father to Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) and let her down. After confronting his guilt, Dan ascends to heaven.
Dan’s ascending, and Lucifer’s relationship with Rory has him go down a new path. He promised Rory he would not change the timeline so she could remain the same in the future. Lucifer willingly and knowingly returns to hell with the promise he will see Chloe in 20 years. His reign in hell takes on a new plan, and he manifests a replica of Linda’s (Rachael Harris) office. His new purpose is to help damned souls break their hell loop with the chance to go to heaven.
Everyone gets a happy ending in the series finale
Lucifer, Rory, and Chloe were not the only ones who got a happy ending. Digital Spy explains, “Lucifans have earned these scenes of happiness for the characters that they have loved. And while yes, it’s cheesy, it’s also pretty near perfect.” All the main characters find their piece of a happily ever after.
In a time jump, fans get to see Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) take the throne and include his siblings in helping take care of humanity. He also gets what he always hoped as Charlie gets his baby angel wings. Ella (Aimee Garcia) has her faith restored as she learns the truth about everyone. Fans get to see Dan living a perfect afterlife reunited with Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and Eve (Inbar Levi) have a happy marriage.
The series ends with Rory returning to her timeline knowing about her father and being there as Chloe passes away. She remeets Amenadiel in heaven and takes her home. The series ends with a final tearful moment as Lucifer gives therapy to demons and opens his door to reunite with Chloe.